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Burns & McDonnell Director – 1898, People Change Management in Kansas City, Missouri


1898 & Co., a part of Burns & McDonnell, seeks an energetic, accomplished Director to lead our work in people change management services within our management consulting group. This position will direct our strategy, business development, and execution of our growing portfolio of work across our expanding base of customers. The candidate will be responsible for expanding our change management business dynamically and profitably based on 1898 & Co. core values of client satisfaction, entrepreneurship, commitment, dedication, integrity, safety, and overall outstanding service.

  • Plan, organize and direct consulting projects including the overall pursuit, negotiation, execution, cost, schedule, and quality of deliverables.

  • Facilitate workshop sessions with senior-level client teams to understand client requirements, uncover needs and develop action plans.

  • Leverage strategic thinking to anticipate client problems and provide innovative and impactful solutions.

  • Liaise with clients, often as the first point of contact for all project-related communications.

  • Liaise with internal and external subject matter experts for the pursuit and delivery of consulting projects.

  • Compile, distribute, and present status reports including project progress, schedule, cost, and budget impacts to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Establish project teams, coordinate activities amongst multiple disciplines and ensure the efficient, cost-effective utilization of staff.

  • Develop and contribute to training curriculums and materials for consultants and analysts.

  • Manage the delivery of third-party vendors and subcontractors including contracts, scope, schedule, and budget.

  • Provide performance feedback to personnel managers for project team members as appropriate.

  • Identify upselling and cross-selling opportunities.

  • Ensure prime contract, subcontractor, and supplier invoicing is processed in a timely manner in alignment with agreements.

  • Provide managerial direction and work assignments to consultants and analysts.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business or related degree from an accredited program.

  • A minimum of 13 years relevant consulting experience.

  • MBA preferred.

  • Excellent business acumen with proven success managing consulting engagements.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret large data sets quickly and efficiently.

  • Ability to uncover customer needs, develop recommendations and deliver them persuasively.

  • Expert facilitation, collaboration, organization, and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong understanding of financial concepts.

  • Excellent planning and analytical skills

  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; and the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients.


Job Project Management

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

About 1898 & Co.

1898 & Co. is a business, technology and security solutions consultancy where experience and foresight come together to unlock lasting advancements. We innovate today to fuel our clients’ future growth, catalyzing insights that drive smarter decisions, improve performance and maximize value. As part of Burns & McDonnell, we draw on more than 120 years of deep and broad experience in complex industries as we envision and enable the future for our clients.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 212619